Hi all, i'm an american living in berlin, and i just recently bought this wooden locker at a small shop here in town. Only after getting it home and removing the interior shelves for a little cleanup did we find the swastika/eagle and Heeres Unterkunft marks pictured here. At first i thought, well, isn't that interesting, and i have picked up a few third reich things just from living here and am quite appreciative of the history and presence of these objects. though my german wife wasn't too thrilled about it, we kept it and it looks good in the house.
however, i just got around to some more extensive googling, and the only other object of similar (nearly identical) make and design that i've tracked down on the web is, unfortunately, this one (scroll down just a tad). Though the one pictured is a double and our is a single, it is otherwise identical in layout and fabrication.
So, i am wondering if any of you can tell me whether this is a general-use army issue item that happened to be also used in a concentration camp, or is it unique to that use? If that's the case, the coffin-like shape might be a little more than i can bear.
thanks for your help,